Nursing/Health Sciences

Nursing Student Represents TCU During WHO Internship

By Holly Farason Senior nursing student Crysta Coomer always knew she wanted to make an impact on the lives of others. It all began on a mission trip to the Bahamas where she worked with an organization called the All Saints Aids Camp, helping those suffering from AIDS. “I had never been so happy in my entire… Read more »

TCU Nursing Students Propose Trail Extension

By Laine Zizka What can a small army of nursing students do to impact public health in Fort Worth? The answer is, quite a lot. Armed with the TCU name and a lot of passion, 12 public health nursing students have been collaborating since August to get a proposal for a walking trail extension added… Read more »

TCU Nursing Student Finds Success in Mayo Clinic Internship

By Laine Zizka It’s not often a student can say they have a post-graduation job lined up before their senior year, much less one at Mayo Clinic. In this case, after completing a summer externship with the clinic, graduating senior nursing student Laura Sassos can say both. Sassos, not one to shy away from a… Read more »

LiiNK Project Brings Recess Four Times a Day to Little Elm ISD

Recess 4 times a day? Little Elm ISD says it helps in the classroom (This story originally aired on WFAA.) If your child’s favorite subject is recess, they might be on to something. A growing number of school districts are adopting a program that expands recess, with surprising results. The program is called LiiNK, or… Read more »

Head Trauma

TCU researchers use football program to examine the potential neurological protection of omega-3.  (This story by Lisa Martin originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of Endeavors magazine.) Long after the Horned Frogs trounced Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl, the legacy of that storied season continued with groundbreaking research into head trauma. In fact,… Read more »

Be Our Guest

By Katie Kassler “Have you ever seen Oprah’s Legends Ball?” I hadn’t, but after watching a few YouTube videos, I understood exactly what one guest of True Worth Place was talking about. In 2005, Oprah invited 25 outstanding women, like Tina Turner, Maya Angelou, and Coretta Scott King, to her home in California to celebrate… Read more »

Davies School Alumna Reaches People in Need

“The first 72 hours felt very unreal,” said TCU graduate Sofia Tilton, recalling scenes of friends, family, and strangers having to escape flooded homes by any means necessary – from canoes to helicopters to simply wading through Hurricane Harvey’s rising floodwaters. Tilton lives in Houston and received her master’s degree in 2008 at TCU’s Davies… Read more »

A Case for Cochlear

When Rodney and Summer Dethample discovered they were expecting their second daughter, they were overjoyed and excited to welcome their family’s newest addition. Months later, Sage Dethample came into the world as a precocious, bright-eyed, smart-as-a-whip little girl. As the months went on, however, the Dethamples slowly began to notice subtle differences in Sage’s communication… Read more »

Getting Under the Skin with Nurse Anesthesia Students

As a part of their curriculum working toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Anesthesia degree, some of Harris College’s students are undergoing a unique educational opportunity. Students visit the UNT Health Science Center Anatomy Lab several times throughout their first didactic year, with each visit reinforcing what they’ve learned in the classroom. Because nurse… Read more »

Kinesiology Students Collaborate with Special Olympics Athletes

Led by Dr. Phil Esposito, assistant professor of professional practice, many students from Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences have been on a mission to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. By conducting research at Special Olympics events throughout Texas, Esposito and his team of kinesiology students are looking to… Read more »